It's been an interesting month. Not enough to post day to day but none the less it's life. I had an opportunity to open for the R&B singer Case at Milk River in Brooklyn and I've been back to Cafe Wha to sing. The manager never called me back to join the band. He said it's because I don't hang around enough. Now he says he has to see me more than my audition. So, what was the audition for? Idk. There are bigger issues going on.
Tragedy has struck the Sugar Bar family. The elustrious host of Thursday nights, Andre Smith has past away. I went to see him before he died but he was in a coma. I sat and sang to him and talked but I don't think he heard me. Two days later, he passed on. The shock of it has me dazed. How can I feel so much love for someone I've known so little of a time? Facebook is full of his face and stories of him. He used to sing back up for Roberta Flack and so many more. I think of the stories he told me when he took me shopping and I miss him. He was good to me because he genuinely cared. He showed true friendship. I really wanted to cook him up one of my fattening breakfasts and hang out more. He was looking into getting me a place in his building. Such a kind soul and wonderful musical talent. I can't cry. my makeup is too pretty.
I'm on my way to do Brooklyn's X Factor semi finals. Andre was gonna try to come. . I'm doing Bang Bang by Jessie J. I will perform my heart out tonight in honor of Andre.
IT WAS AWFUL. The band was too fast and I couldn't slow them down. Background singers didn't know it and I fucked up the rap. Straight toung tied. I've never felt to stupid on stage in my life. Raekwon from Wutang is here tonight and I've embarrassed myself in front of him. The place is packed too! I will probably never show my face here again.
All day I have lounged and slept while basking in the greatness of last night. I'm going to the final round of Brooklyn's X Factor! As I revel in the views my video's and blog are getting I received an email. I can almost say I've won the lottery! Housing lottery that is. As soon as I arrived in NYC I applied for apartments within the housing authority lottery. There are brand new buildings in nice areas being built in multiple burrows in New York. A few people have said that it's a snow balls chance and some wait for years to hear back but I received an email around January saying my application was pulled. Ten thousand applications were submitted for that location! I just got a new email to schedule my appointment to meet and review for my first New York residents! Not a room but an entire apartment and at an affordable rate! I'm talking Georgia prices! All I need to do now is gather my paperwork. YIPPEEEEEEE!
I've been up and busy today! I actually tried to style my hair! I haven't taken down the twists yet nor put on my makeup but I accidentally went shopping. I was supposed to get a mani-pedi and exchange a dress but ended up with two dresses, shirt, blouse, pants and makeup. SMH. I think I finally like shopping, just not with other people. Now I have to do my own nails. SMH.
I scared myself and rushed out of the house! I don't know why I thought I had to be here by 6:30pm. I ran down the bus from my house (bout to die for breath) and tried to speed walk in my red wedges. I come in and the director says "Wow you're early ". So now I'm sitting hear jamming to "Doves Cry" by Prince and waiting for my guest list to get here.
When I say long! WHEW! It was a lot of singers. But good ones! I was so thrilled that my Sugar Bar family came out to support me! 5 out of the 10 on my guest list! (pats self on back) They helped keep me calm. This time I just ate some fish balls. Tried to keep it simple. (still hungry) I sung "Tired" but Kelly Price tonight. No bug flew up my nose this time! (thankfully)! The judges came from Epic and Universal records this round. They gave me positive feedback. Cheryl Pepsi Riley was also a judge and she had nothing but good things to say about me. #swoon They all pointed out my gospel feel and liked it. Lol Called me a flat footed singer. Wait till you see the lighting I got! 6 of us advanced to the next round. I'm in it for another round of semi finals! I placed 3rd!
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